The Peachy Keen Challenge this week is a colour challenge. Not one of my fave's unless I really love the colour scheme and an idea comes to mind right away, otherwise I generally struggle. I have been trying to come up with an idea for this since I saw it on Friday, plus I had to move all my sisters scrapbooking stuff to my house on the wkend, get that all organized, and I am working on several projects for the big party at her house this wkend. This wasn't helping me come up with an idea, my mind was preoccupied on different colour schemes and themes. :) LOL
Yesterday I was busily working away on one of the mini albums I am making for the party and was getting dangerously low on double sided tape. After dinner I went to the dollar store to get some and while I was there I figured I would look around and see if something sparks an idea for this challenge. When I walked down the summer isle I saw these wide flat BBQ skewers and Eureka!! the idea of garden markers popped in my head.
My nephew just asked me last wkend if I could make him some to mark his new veggie garden. He's only 12 but he has a thing for gardening, last year he did a lattice garden, and the yr before he planted a couple perennials behind the house. I didn't even think of combining his request with this challenge till I saw the skewers! Probably because I wasn't going to be working on them till after the big family get together. I called him and asked if it would be OK to use PK stamps on his veggies, he said "fine but please don't add the words, I'm not a little kid and will know what they are by the picture". :) LOL Okie dokie, he's to cute!!
When I got home I looked through my cricut carts Freshly Picked and Preserves to see what cuts I had, woohoo, I have all the ones he asked for....perfect!!
I used my gypsy to size my veggie/fruit cuts, the only one's that were a challenge were the carrots and the pea pods since they are elongated. I needed them big enough for the tiniest faces but not to big for the marker. I had some large white bristol board pieces in my cardboard/chipboard bag, so I cut 8 rectangles out at 4"X6". The blue strips are 4" wide by 1.5"high. After glueing down the strips and setting the veggies/fruit on them I thought they looked kind of plain. Then I remembered he likes lattice so I used my provo craft cuttlebug lattice die and glued them on. Hmmmmm, nice but they still looked plain, I tried several different things but just couldn't decide what to put behind the veggies, designer papers and die cuts seemed to take away from the veggie/fruit and lattice but it still needed something so I did faux stitching in their coordinating veggie/fruit colour would work. I had them all done, pictures taken and I was working on this post when I looked at them and thought....oh no, What if I had to pick just one, or if the judges want to judge them individually instead of as the set....I will be disqualified because all the colours aren't on each on. So I went to work colouring and stitching the other colours on each one that wasn't there already. This was one of the longest projects which should have been short but sweet, it was going so well last night! Oh well, it's all worth it in the end.I used PK-450 Wide Eyed Kids Face Assortment for the lettuce, tomato, cucumber, squash, pumpkin and strawberries then PK-570 Basic Paper Doll Face Assortment Pkg for the carrots and pea pods.
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge On the farm or in the gardenThank you so much for popping by, if you leave me a comment I will drop by to say hi to you and check out what you have been up to lately. I'll see you soon, in the mean time have a scrap happy good time, and stay safe! hugs